Saturday, February 23, 2013

WWFF: WorldWide Flora and Fauna

Boosting the Flora & Fauna programs worldwide

PAFF takes part in the WWFF WorldWide Flora & Fauna program. This program was initiated in the summer of 2012 as a followup of the old WFF program and joins at this moment 26 national flora and fauna programs (and growing). 

The program is collecting all historic flora and fauna activation logs to support a future WWFF award program. All PAFF activation logs are already available and can be searched through the WWFF log search at

Any new activity log for a PAFF activity should be sent to Validated logs will be uploaded to the WWFF Log database. 

If you want to stay informed about activities you can join the WWFF Forum on

WWFF also has a Twitter account where important updates about the program are posted @wwff44

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Busy activation of Deelerwoud by PH0NO

Second activation of PAFF-055 on two bands

A last minute opportunity brought me to PAFF-055 Deelerwoud. It was snowing lightly - nothing to really spoil the late afternoon. I had been to this nature park before in the autumn but activity level was not very high at that time. A good reason for a revisit.

PH0NO / P with an end fed for 20m in the snow
With 2,5 hours of radio time I focused on 20m and 40m. On 20m the first OM to respond was in VE1. So, there were at least some conditions into NA. This was confirmed by another VE OM (this time VE2) and four USA OMs (W1/3/8). In total I logged more than 100 calls in over an hour of radio time on 20m.

When I felt that 20m was slowing down I got out and set up my 40m inverted V.

Full size inverted V for 40m - works very effectively in EU

In the next 70 minutes I logged another 90 calls from all over EU. 

In the more than 2 hours I was on the radio I logged a total of 196 calls from 38 DXCCs. Luciano I5FLN, Max IK1GPG, Jakob OZ7AEI and Vadim R7GA and Alex UR7ET came by on both bands.
DX came in from VE, W, 4X, 7X, and R9.

Thanks all for stopping by.